The Temple University School of Environmental Design is pleased to offer theMaster of Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.) with an emphasis in ecological landscape restoration. Applications are being accepted now.
The Master of Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental Design has an emphasis in ecological landscape restoration. It provides graduates with the knowledge to make informed and creative environmental design decisions. Graduates are highly marketable and have the basic skills required of professional landscape architects, including design, computer graphics, horticultural knowledge, technical competence, and knowledge of restoration.
Accreditation by the National Landscape Architecture Board: The Master’s program has been structured to be an accredited program from the licensing body of the discipline, Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). This provides more credibility and job opportunities for its graduates. The Master of Landscape Architecture program received full accreditation for six years in March 2013.
Landscape Architecture is the art of planning the appropriate use of land and designing the built environment based on an understanding of natural and cultural site characteristics, human need, and sound artistic and technical competence.
The scope of landscape architecture includes site design, land use, and urban planning at all scales. The landscape architect normally is responsible for the organization and placement of buildings, recreational facilities, roads, grading, and planting design. At Temple you will be taught to find the appropriate functional and ecological "fit," by using a design approach and techniques that work with and protect the natural environment.
The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A re-accreditation visit is scheduled for 2016.
Horticulture is the profession that nurtures, produces, installs, and maintains the built landscape, and protects, restores, and manages existing and natural landscape resources.
The Temple horticulture curriculum is built on a strong scientific foundation and includes both technical course work and hands-on learning experience. In order to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the natural and cultural world, you will also receive solid education in the liberal arts.
Our unique curriculum is one of the few undergraduate programs in which horticulture and landscape architecture are integrated. Our goal is to provide you with an understanding of the full range of the landscape process, which includes design, plant production, installation, and management of the urban and suburban landscape.
During two years of study, you will learn theory, landscape plant material, and installation and management techniques. You will also participate in valuable hands-on experience.
Courses are designed to prepare you for entry into the rapidly expanding horticultural industry, primarily as a landscape or horticultural technician. A basic understanding of the art and science of growing and handling plants (perennial and annual flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and turf), combined with a knowledge of basic design, will equip you for a variety of interesting jobs.
There are many career opportunities: nursery or greenhouse superintendent, landscape or maintenance contractor, estate/garden/groundskeeper, florist, garden designer, interior plantscape, and horticultural therapist.
General Horticulture Option
This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture or specializing in a particular area of interest such as floral design, integrated pest management, or arboriculture.
Horticulture Business Option
This option in the Associate's Degree is for students interested in developing a background in landscape horticulture and in business.